Indian President among several world leaders greet Queen Elizabeth on 90th birthday….reports Asian Lite News
President Pranab Mukherjee greeted Queen Elizabeth II of Britain on her 90th birthday which falls on Thursday.
“India attaches high importance to her rich and multifaceted strategic partnership with the United Kingdom,” the president said in a message.
“Regular engagement at the highest level has strengthened and expanded the enduring friendship and mutual understanding between our two great nations.”
Stating that the Queen’s personal “commitment to the relationship and your leadership in promoting the development of ties between our peoples has been unique”, Mukherjee wished the Queen good health.
George On Stamp
Prince George has made his debut on his first Royal Mail stamp to honour his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on her 90th birthday.
The Royal Mail photographed the queen and the three heirs to the British throne — Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George — last August in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, abc news reported.
The four generations of the Windsor family were the centrepiece of 10 stamps being released to honour the Queen on her special milestone. Prince George, who will turn three in July, was perched on a set of blocks, grinning between his great-grandmother and his father, the Duke of Cambridge
Six of 10 planned stamps will depict Queen’s life and work. The set includes the queen with her father, attending the state opening of parliament, with her then-young children Princess Anne and Prince Charles, visiting New Zealand in 1977 during her Golden Jubilee, with her husband, Prince Philip, in 1957, and with Nelson Mandela in 1996.
The queen made a special visit to the Royal Mail near her home at Windsor Castle on Wednesday with Prince Philip to mark its 500th anniversary.